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Poetry Evening – Presidential Dinner

November 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


The Athenaeum is proud to present, as part of this year’s Presidential programme, our first Poetry Night, hosted by Athenaeum Proprietor poet, musician and wit John Gorman (formerly of the Scaffold). John will perform his own work as well as introducing two special guest poets, Keith Wilson (a regular on Radio Merseyside) and Hoylake-born Anna Saunders. There will also be poetry from some poetic Proprietors including Tim Ward, Dave Costello, Ieuan Cligwri and Sally-Anne Tapia-Bowes. If you too write poetry and would like to perform one of your poems, there will be an ‘open mic’ slot as well. Please let us know before the event if you want to read.

There will be live music, a welcome drink and a substantial buffet. The Newsroom will be set out ‘cabaret style’ so that you can eat at your leisure and have a drink or two while enjoying the poetry in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Book now for a night of comedy, emotion, song, surprises and a warm Athenaeum welcome. Bookings can be made via the Members’ Area or via the Concierge.

A copy of the menu as well as the event schedule can be found below, if you have any dietary requirements please highlight these at the point of booking.


Buffet Menu

Lasagne Al Forno

Pollo Parmigiana

Maccheroni conditi con salsa al formaggio (V)

Calamari in umido

Saute Potatoes with Peppers and Oregano


Selection of Italian Antipasti


Mixed Leaf Salad


Selection of Breads with Oil and Balsamic





Fruit Trifle




6.30 – Welcome drink and music

7.00 – Poetry

7.45 – Buffet served and more music

8.15 – More poetry

9.00 – Carry on drinking and chatting until closing time!




November 17, 2023
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Athenaeum Liverpool
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Liverpool,L1 3DDUnited Kingdom
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